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18 Feb 2018
Fab review of our gig in Bristol the other night -...

Fab review of our gig in Bristol the other night - http://www.downendfolkclub.co.uk/index.php/212-review-edgelarks
Bring on the rest of the tour!

“For a mere duo they create a multi-layered, many faceted noise. Banjo, fiddle, Indian slide guitar, dobro, harmonica, stomps, drones and some sort of folkish beatboxing swirl about them. Worlds are created. Great vista sweep before them. They have their eyes fixed firmly in the distance but they are tethered to right here. The opening song of the night demonstrates this in the best possible way. Silbury Hill is an old song about an ancient piece of Albion but it oozes contemporary folk charm.

Hannah Martin’s voice is exquisite. It is a rich, deep thing that tells a tale with glorious simplicity. You could listen to her sing forever and never tire of it. She is the perfect counterpoint to Phillip Henry’s remarkable musical virtuosity. A seemingly unassuming Lancastrian, he becomes possessed by the spirit of wild invention once he picks up an instrument, any instrument; playing a slide guitar with a paintbrush one minute, imitating a train with his harmonica the next. He is the one that gives her travelling narratives their wings…”


17 Feb 2018
Huge thanks all at Downend Folk Club for a gorgeous gig last...



Huge thanks all at Downend Folk Club for a gorgeous gig last night. Thanks to Iona Lane for such a great opening act too.

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NEW ALBUM : EDGELARKS
Released Oct 6th, 2017

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The new band name comes with a new project, taking the roots of their previous work - British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica party; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each gig.

"Extraordinary... I was absolutely blown away by them."
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Sun Feb 25, Folk On The Moor, Lee Mill, nr. Plymouth

Mon Feb 26, Gigspanner Big Band at Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick

Wed Mar 07, ***Venue change***: St Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Rd, Biddulph ST8 7RG

Thu Mar 08, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S11 7BS

Fri Mar 09, Ellel Village Hall, Mann Road, Galgate, Lancashire LA2 0LQ

Sat Mar 10, West Kirby Arts Centre, The Old Unitarian Church, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, Wirral. CH48 4EL

Sun Mar 11, Norden Farm Arts, Maidenhead

Thu Mar 15, Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry

Fri Mar 16, Carthouse of the Fold, Carthouse of the Fold, New House Farm, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB

Sat Mar 17, St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Kinver. West Midlands. DY7 6HX

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